HydroMed

SLICK, SLEEK AND SHEER – PERMANENTLY LUBRICIOUS COATINGS EXHIBITING SUPERIOR HYDROPHILIC AND ADHESIVE CHARACTERISTICS. 

Lubricious Hydrophilic Urethanes

HydroMed is a series of ether-based hydrophilic urethanes with excellent adhesive and cohesive properties.  

This product line exhibits tailored water absorption levels depending upon end product targets. These materials were designed for use as coatings for a wide array of devices including catheters, guidewires, sutures, introducers, rods, and valves. Additionally, HydroMed does not require UV curing and as such, provides a superior alternative to UV curable materials for devices which require inner lumen or complicated form coatings.

 

The HydroMed series can also be coated onto devices to reduce the absorption of white blood cells and proteins, thereby aiding in the analysis of blood and DNA.

 

HydroMed is processed by traditional solvent coating methods. The polymer granules can be dissolved in varying concentrations using most organic and inorganic solvent packages.

 

 

 

 

  • BIODURABLE
  • EXCELLENT LUBRICITY
  • TAILORED TO MEET SPECIFIC ABSORPTION AND EXPANSION RANGES
  • STRONG ADHESION PROPERTIES
  • HIGH SLIP
  • MULTIPLE PRE-MIXED SOLUTIONS AVAILABLE
  • HEIGHTENED ELONGATION
  • LOW HEAT CURABLE
  • BIOCOMPATIBLE
  • ANIMAL-FREE ORIGIN CERTIFIED

HYDROMED Series (typical mechanical data shown)*

Mechanical Properties

HM D Series*

D1

D2

D3

D4

D6

D640

D7

HydroSlip C

% Linear Expansion

45

25

40

50

60

100

10

180

% Water Content

70

55

60

50

80

90

30

95

                      

TOLERANCE RANGES FOR HYDROMED SERIES*

% Linear Expansion can range from +/- 10 to +/- 25 depending upon product selected*

% Water Content can range from +/- 2 to +/- 25 depending upon product selected*

*Data provided herein is meant to show a general range for the HydroMed product lines; these properties can be tailored to meet specific values based on customer requirements.

 

 

 

HYDROMED COATINGS

 

ISO TESTED:

MEM Elution

Meets ISO 10993-5 guidelines

AGAR Overlay

Meets ISO 10993-5 guidelines

Systemic Injection Test

Meets ISO 10993-11 guidelines

Intracutaneous Injection Test

Meets ISO 10993-10 guidelines

Intramuscular Implantation (macro)

 

Pyrogenicity

Meets ISO 10993-11 guidelines

Hemolysis

Non – Hemolytic

Phthalate Free

Does not contain or come in contact with DEHP

Animal-Free Origin Certified

BSE/TSE free

ASB provides each of the HydroMed grades in solution form using various solvent packages. Based upon individual device requirements, custom formulations can be developed to provide targeted lubricity, adhesion and thickness levels.

HydroMed solutions can be dip coated or spray coated. In the former, it is recommended to submerse into the solution for 3 to 20 seconds. The solvent will evaporate under normal, non-humid room temperatures within 3 to 30 minutes, depending upon concentration, solvent used and coating thickness.

 

Alternatively, the component can be oven heated up to 80°C for 2 to 15 minutes, depending on coating thickness, solvent choice and material substrate to expedite removal of the solvent.

 

This material does not require UV curing and as such, provides a superior alternative to UV curable materials for devices which require inner lumen or complicated form coatings.

 

 

 

Click on the image below to view the HydroMed datasheet.

Click on the image below to view the HydroMed MSDS.

 

Next Steps

Corporate Headquarters:
229 Andover St
Wilmington, MA 01887
978-657-0075
info@advbiomaterials.com

Click the links below to contact the Regional Sales Offices for

US & Canada:
Eastern Region
John Barclay

Western Region
Debbie Hauser

All other inquiries
Customer Service

Europe:
Khristine L. Carroll

Asia:
HnG Medical, Inc. China